The next time you are feeling intimidated buying wine in a restaurant, remember who is paying the check. If anyone should feel performance anxiety, it is the server or wine waiter, whose job it is to make you feel comfortable and, ideally, to impress you with a wine recommendation in whatever price range you specify, not the other way around.
– Great Wine Made Simple, Andrea Immer Robinson #wine
~ The Guardian #wine
Ignore the wine snobs. A good wine is one YOU like!
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it!
Vineyards in Priorat (Tarragona), with the town of Porrera in the background. Photo credit: Josep Lluis Sellart
The Third World Congress on Climate Change and Wine was held in Marbella about two weeks ago. In addition to higher alcohol content, wine experts are finding wines’ “natural acidity will also be lower, some reds will lose their color, others will lose their flavor, many whites will be deprived of their typical qualities, and there may be a greater proportion of reds to whites. Against this extreme scenario, analysts said that indigenous grapes would resist (climate change) better than imports.”
Source: El Pais.com in English
But Grenache is here to save the day. For all Mediterranean wineries.
- San Jose Mercury News #wine
most wine store owners, far from declaring business as back to normal, are describing a new normal, one in which the high-margin sales of wines in the $50 to $150 range are difficult — indeed, some would say they’re almost a thing of the past.
Makes sense when you consider all the research that shows that consumers can’t really tell the difference between cheaper wines and more expensive ones in blind taste tests :)